I loved this rug so much I hated to return it. It was just the right color of grey and beige, and just beautiful in styling. The reason I had to return it was for all the little pulls, or longer threads in the rug. It is a cut pile, and from what I could tell, the little pulls weren't cut at the same height as the majority of the pile, so when it was unrolled it looked decent, but once vacuumed, all the little threads came out , and there were hundreds of them. I first exchanged the rug thinking that it was just a defect, but the next one arrived the same way. Don't know if the defects were the reason for the low low price, because priced elsewhere the cost was at least doubled for the same rug at other retailers. Too bad!
Beautiful rug. The colors have a little more variation than in the picture. Almost beige or taupe in some stripes. The overall affect is understated, not bold. Worked for me, but if you want grey to off white only you'll be disappointed. The pile is low, but plush. No chemical smell. Don't know how much it will shed as it only arrived yesterday. I am happy so far.